This Week’s News and Notes: New ATSAP Briefing Sheet
Friday, December 07, 2012

The latest Air Traffic Safety Action Program (ATSAP) briefing sheet is now available. It covers a particularly interesting and relevant issue: Pilots voicing their thoughts on what they want controllers to know.

Please click HERE.

Members In Need of Leave Donations

Our list of members in the Voluntary Leave Donation Program (VLTP) can be found on the members website by click here.

These are brothers and sisters who are going through some very tough times and need whatever help you can provide.

If you know a member who is also in the VLTP and needs to be added to our database, please email Director of Communications Doug Church (


SHOP EARLY FOR THE HOLIDAYS! For guaranteed Christmas delivery, all orders must be placed no later than December 7.

New and improved!  18” X 9” X 9" square-end navy duffel bag. Cordura fabric material - more durable than cotton canvas. Additional features: outside mesh pocket on one side, regular end pocket on the other, an interior pocket with zipper for valuables and bottom support. Perfect to use for workouts or a quick weekend getaway. Embroidered with the NATCA logo and lettering. Union-made in the USA. Sold at just $38.00!

Click here to see the item and order it on the NATCA Store website.

Take advantage of our HOLIDAY SPECIAL OFFER: 15 percent OFF on your entire purchase of $50 or more. Enter online promo code 9591-68 during checkout.

*Promo ends December 31, 2012 and cannot be used with any other offer*

Choose from our many American & Union-made products including NATCA shirts, jackets, kid's clothing, watches, caps, gifts and much, much more!

Log on now to start your holiday shopping! NATCASTORE.COM.

For assistance call 800-266-0895 or email


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Final Retirement Seminar of 2012 Is Dec. 11

The final retirement seminar of the year will be held on Dec. 11 in Hauppauge/Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
If you want to register for this seminar, please do so by signing on to the NATCA Portal:

Please verify the personal information listed for you including email and cell phone number. If any information is incorrect or missing, please correct or add it under the "My Profile" tab.

To register for a seminar, click the "Events" tab. Then click "2012 Retirement Seminars-Membership Registration." Complete the requested information and hit "next." When you come to the screen listing the seminars, click on the box next to the one you wish to attend, hit "next," verify your requested seminar information and then click on the "done" key.  You will receive a confirmation email that your registration was complete.

Spouses and significant others are also invited to attend. Please ensure that you add them to the registration when asked if you will be bringing a guest.

For your guide to “Understanding your NATCA Federal Benefits Package,” please visit this Web site: If you attempt to register for a seminar on this site, it will automatically lead you to the NATCA Portal.

If you have any questions regarding these events, registration process – or would like to have a retirement seminar take place in your area - please contact Sallie Sullivan at NATCA’s National Office by either emailing her at or calling 202-220-9803.

Great Source of Quick News and Information: Our NATCA Facebook Page

Between issues of The NATCA Insider, our NATCA Facebook page ( is the best place to go to get quick bites of news, information, photos and other material. We want to hear from you about your photos, events, outings and news. Either post to the NATCA wall or send ideas for Facebook page postings to either Doug Church ( or Sarah Dunn (

Do We Have Your Current Contact Information?

Visit Under the "My Profile" tab, please verify and update your address, email and cell phone number. If you have never used your NATCA Portal, there are step-by-step instructions to register on the opening page.

ATC SkiFest Coming Up in Just a Few Short Weeks

The annual International Air Traffic Controllers SkiFest is scheduled for Jan. 19-26, 2013, at Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada.
For more information, please go to:

In addition, the Golden Flight Level international ski event will be held in Finland this coming winter. For more information, please go to: